Docomomo US founding president Theodore Prudon receives distinguished honors


Michele Racioppi


Docomomo US staff


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This October, Docomomo US founding president Dr. Theodore Prudon, FAIA, FAPT was recognized by two organizations for his lifelong work and accomplishments.

Prudon is an internationally renowned architect, conservation expert, structural engineer, author and educator. He has deep construction and architecture experience spanning hundreds of major award-winning projects over his 40-year career.

In recognition of his contributions to furthering Dutch-American relations through his work as Chair of the Cultural Committee of the Netherland-America Foundation and as a member of its Executive Committee, as well as and his tremendous achievements in the field of architecture and conservation, Prudon was appointed Knight of the Order of Orange-Nassau by His Majesty King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands.

There are two Dutch civilian orders of chivalry: the Order of the Lion of the Netherlands and the Order of Orange-Nassau. These honors are conferred on persons who have rendered outstanding service to society. Candidates are nominated via the mayor of the municipality where they live. The Order of Orange-Nassau was established in 1892 and is awarded for longstanding meritorious service to society, the State or the Royal House.

The royal decoration was presented by Ahmed Dadou, Consul General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands at a ceremony in New York.

Prudon was also honored with a Distinguished Leadership Award by the Connecticut Architecture Foundation (CAF). CAF was established in 1978 by the Connecticut Society of Architects (Connecticut Chapter of the American Institute of Architects) as an independent organization to raise and distribute funds. It works to raise public awareness of, and expectations for, architecture and the built environment. The Distinguished Leadership Award was instituted in 2003, the year it was bestowed upon Richard Levin, then Yale University president.